Introduction to Barrington, New Jersey
The history of Barrington began more than three hundred years ago when William Clark, one of its first settlers, acquired a large tract of land, which was primarily used for farming. The area was part of Gloucester County until it separated in 1844. With the development of the real estate and the railroad in the 1890s, the village of Barrington began to grow. The community was officially incorporated as a borough on March 27th, 1917, from parts of Center Township. It was based on the results of a referendum that was held on April 17th, 1917.
Barrington and Nearby Attractions
- Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
- Adventure Aquarium
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Neshaminy State Park
- Esther M. Klein Art Gallery
- The Highlands
Things To Do In Barrington
Several museums like the Independence Seaport Museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Barclay Farmstead Museum, and the Woodmere Art Museum are near Barrington. Parks in the vicinity include Rancocas State Park, Independence National Historical Park, Fort Washington State Park, and Neshaminy State Park. Popular historical sites are Gloria Dei Church National Historical Site, Independence National Park, Pennsbury Manor, and Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site. Other chief attractions include Elmwood Park Zoo, Sesame Place, and Camden Children's Garden.
Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport
Barrington Higher Education
Colleges close to Barrington are Camden County College, Temple University, and La Salle University.